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Friday, October 24, 2008

The American Catholic Church was so desperate to find priests that it took anybody, especially in the last half of the twentieth century. So when one got caught raping a child, it was more important to hold onto the priest than protect and treat the children. So they transferred the priest and made it look like nothing bad really happened.

A church that would make that kind of a policy decision on a national level - is something other than a gospel believing and practicing church.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AMEN! I experienced the results of this implicit policy decision even if I'm not a direct 'survivor' of clergy sexual abuse. The 'Holy
Grail' of all the record searching
would be to find documents that
made this decision explicit.